Earl Of Wessex Future Energy Conference – Monday 15 November 2021 – BOOKINGS OPEN!

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The Fuellers are excited to announce the second Earl of Wessex Conference, to be held on 15th November at the prestigious Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park.


Our first conference, held in November 2019, provided an entertaining and informative day, and was very well received.  It was one of the highlights of the year for the Fuellers and a great way for Fuellers to interact with the both wider industry and our charity partners. We are hoping to do even better this time around. We are grateful for sponsorship from UK Power Networks, which has enabled us to keep ticket prices at the same level as in 2019.

The conference immediately follows the conclusion of COP26 and once again focuses on the theme of “Future Energy”. We have an excellent set of very senior, knowledgeable speakers addressing the most important issues influencing our journey to a sustainable future; including the achievements and failures of the last two years, personal feedback from COP26, a look at what incentives are required in order to achieve Net Zero, in depth reviews of energy storage, some new energy technologies on the horizon, and finally, a senior economist’s view of the energy future. In the middle of all of this, and reflecting our commitment to education, we have the final of our competition offering prizes to young energy professionals and academics for the best new energy ideas. As a reward for all of this intellectual effort, the delegates will further explore these topics in the evening while winding down at a champagne reception.

This is a day not to be missed!

We have chosen a venue with room to spare and excellent facilities. The Royal College of Physicians is a Grade 1 listed building overlooking Regent’s Park, and accessed from Marylebone Road by the East Gate. It is very well served by public transport, being a very short walk from Regent’s Park and Great Portland Street tube stations, but with Warren Street, Baker Street, King’s Cross/St Pancras, Euston, Marylebone and Paddington also close by.

As was the case in 2019, there is a discount of around a quarter for early booking and a very attractive concession rate for those in the early stages in their careers, so it is an excellent opportunity to bring along younger colleagues and students to give them a real insight into the future of energy and introduce them to the Fuellers.



09:00 – Arrival, registration, coffee, networking and exhibition

09:30 – Welcome by HRH The Earl of Wessex

09:40 – Keynote:  Future of Energy: What has changed since 2019? Are we doing what is necessary? Juliet Davenport – Founder and CEO Good Energy

10:00 - COP26 in retrospect:  Baroness Brown Deputy Chair - Committee on Climate Change

10:20 - PANEL SESSION 1: Incentives for transition

  • Chair: Basil Scarsella – CEO UK Power Networks
  • Louis Redshaw – CEO Redshaw Advisors
  • Tom Delay - CEO Carbon Trust
  •  Richard Nourse – Founder Greencoat Capital
  • Philip New – CEO Energy Systems Catapult

11:05 – Coffee, networking and exhibition
11:35 – Introduction to the competition
11:40 – Five minute presentations by competition finalists, Q&A

  • Chair of judges: Dame Mary Archer
  • Professor John Loughhead
  • Jon Clark – EY
  • Professor Martin Freer
  • Richard Nourse

12:30 – Networking lunch and exhibition
13:30 – Results of competition and presentation of prizes

13:45 – PANEL SESSION 2:  Energy storage – technologies and economics. Q&A.

  • Chair: Pam Thomas - CEO Faraday Institution
  • John Feddersen - CEO Aurora Energy Research
  • Clare Grey - Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor Cambridge
  • Matthew Rowe – Head of Department Storage DNV GL
  • John Egan - North West Regional Lead Progressive Energy

14:55 – Coffee and networking

15:15 – PANEL SESSION 3: Technologies on the horizon: Niche or significant contributors? Q&A

  • Chair: Neville Chamberlain
  • Dr Angelo Amorelli  - SVP Applied Science BP
  • Glen Burridge - CEO European Federation of Geologists
  • Professor John Loughhead
  • Professor Ian Chapman – CEO UKAEA
  • Rolls-Royce – (Confirmed speaker to be identified)

16:30 – Economic Outlook for Energy:  Spencer Dale - Group Chief Economist BP
17:15 – Summary and call to action

17:30 – Drinks reception

19:30 – Close


We are grateful for sponsorship from UK Power Networks